Abilene Reporter News, January 7, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

January 07, 1974

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Issue date: Monday, January 7, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR COES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS' If 93RD YEAR, NO. 204 PHONE 673-.4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 7, 2C PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS. Asso'ciated I'rcsi Here i Faith Conquers the Cold Mrs. Lee Belcher, 50, of Lincoln. Park, Mich., is ted into Hie freezing Huron River near Pelroit to be baptized by total immersion Sunday morning. At left is the Rev. Lloyd Smith, assisted by the Rev. Walter Mullins' of the Little Ida Church o[ Ecorse, Mich. Mrs. Belcher said, "If you've got enough faith, you siqki" (AP It's Not Too Cold to Fight Satan ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) With snow falling and the tem- perature in the teens, two women dressed in their Sun- day best, walked lo a hole in the ice to be baptized by total immersion in the Huron Riv- er. "I feel said Sister Margaret, minutes before her baptism Sunday. "I've over- thrown Satan. He. fought me last iiight. He said, 'Tell them you'll go in the summer when it's not. so cold.' "Hut the Lord .said, 'Yon might not have the time. You'll lose grace. I'll lake care of you.1 Along the rivet-bank in Low- er Huron Metropolitan Park, some 50 members of the t.illle Ida Church of licorse, Mich., huddled t o gc th c r singing: lo Jesus who died on the tree, "To raise up this ladder of mercy for me. "Press onward, climb on- ward, Hie top is in view, "There's a crown of bright glory wailing for you." The Rev. Lloyd Smith and his congregation fell lo their 'knees in the snow as Ihe cere- mony began. The pastor pressed his head' ]to the ice on a 'shallow stretch of the river and praj-ed: "Oh Lord, thank you for these two that have come out here to- day. Oh Lord, bless these two candidates." The .minister .Ihen walked out onto the ice. In Ihe middle of the stepped into a clear of ice, the frigid water rising to his knees. He motioned for Waller. Smith, assistant pastor of the church, to join him. Sister Margaret, who would not give her full name or ad- dress, and Sirs. Lee Belcher, 50, of Lincoln Park, Slich., went to the hole in the ice. "You don't get cold; Ihe Lord keeps you a woman on the bank explained quietly. Sister Margaret emerged from total immersion without so much as a shiver, her face aglow, Ihrowing kisses toward the congregation. Then Ihe ministers leaned -Mrs, Belcher backward under Ih'c river water. The Rev. Sir. Smith asked if any others wished baptism. "If so, we'll go out there he said. No one else requested bap- '.tisni. Uy HILL (JOULU Rcpodci'-Ncws Slafl Wriler Abilene school children awoke lo a- new experience Monday morning going to class in Ihe dark. OFFICIALS REI'OHTUD very few problems with the new hours, brought about with the switch to Daylight Saving Time, but parents and morning motor- ists weren't quite so happy with Ihe new arrangement. U. Paul Angleton' of the Police DcpL, said no extra po- lice were on diily around schools due to darkness and Iliere were no reports of any problems. He said police palrol schools every morning, and have extra men' on Monday, but not be- cause of daylight saving lime. Al Abilene High School, Prin- cipal Bill Graves said that the buildings had been open since. a.m. lor students who need- ed to arrive early. The main school parking lot wasn't lighted Monday morning, however, !ie said. "Some of the kids this morn- ing were laughing about coming lo school in the Graves said, "but there isn't any real grumbling." Although most teachers arrive about 8 a.m., several had lo be at work 45 minutes earlier. Abi- lene High conducts 16 classes on an extended-period basis starl- ing at a.m., .Graves ex- plained. MALCOLM ANTHONY, prin- cipal at Cooper High School, said that only two' a.m. classes are scheduled al driver education and a vocation- al course. "So except (or the teachers and students involved in those, we only open one door about a.m. for. those who have (o get here Anthony said. He added tliat only the east parking lot, located nearest the "Everyone, seems lo be adjust- ing' Anthony noled. "Eilher that, or they're just lob sleepy to complain." Attendance figures at Ihe two high schools were not available early Monday. AT JACKSON Elementary on the city's south side, Principal Harold Wicker said he had no count on absences or tardy stu- dents, but that the amount of pedestrial, bicycle and car traff- ic indicated fairly normal alien- dance. "It may lake a little while to gel used to it (Daylight Savings but there should be no he said. Wicker add- ed that his first concern was the safety of the school children. "We had someone here early, this morning to open the build- ing for any students whose par- enls had lo drop them off on .Ihe way to he said. Cross- walk safely patrols were outfit- led in refleclive yellow rain- coals and sent out "on a selec- tive basis" abonl 8 a.m. "We didn't send out as many as and only lo lhu.se Hot Night Patrol Cheryl.Landfall', fifth-grader at Central Eleme'nlary oti night trol, but it was dark when she began her Safety Patrol., at the. Peach and S. 2nd St.. crossing lo Central. Cheryl guided in the dark ;at a.m. Monday, first clay of school under Daylight Saying went: effect Sunday. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) crosswalks-Wie're'they would be fairly said Wickeiv Tlie Jackson principal said dial'fewer children seemed tn he walking to school, and (hat Ihe number of bike riders'also appeared smaller. ONE OF several.parents wlio called The 'lleporler-N'ews early Monday was Mrs. Harold Wro- bcl, mother or some youngsters attending Fair Park School, who said she intends to organize parents against Ihe new school hours. x "The. school board seems be concerned only with Ihe con- venience of working .mothers, and. hot .the'safely1 of ..the Wroble said. "I've been' told that they" board) decided on the new hours because one-third of (he mothers of "Well, I'm among the two- thirds who don'l work and I want to know (hat my kids can walk 16 school in she said. ''Those parents who work have a responsibility lo make arrangements for their children themselves." Mrs. who lives at she "plans to bring "lire, matter lip al th'e nexl school board meeting- "A.VD IF THKY won't listen to us, Ihcn'I wonder what they'd do if we (Ihe parents) got to- gether and organized lo drive to bring our kids lo sclniol she said. Mrs. llevercly ilann of'-1609 Clover Lime said she didn't like going to work in the dark, uul .she didn't know what she could about has'three sons, ages 10, M and 10. "The two oldest can lake care of themselves, uul it seems so -cruel-la'send1. Ihe youngest one out into (he she said. CAlt-1'OOLING in the dark was a nevy experience for Mrs. I'at Agncw, 35 Button Cr. Rut first-grader Joe Todd and (he i-esl of her pool of five were ready on time. I did have (rouble gel- ling the children she said. Pre-schooler Paula goes along for the ride. "And I had trouble getting their.mother up, Coasf The cold front previously pre- dicted lo stage a repeal per- formance of (he freezing drizzle which caused icy streets..'last Wednesday and Thursday still is stalled on the West probably will' hit the Abilene area in midweek, Die Abilene National Weather Service .'-re- ported Monday. Meanwhile, Abilc-iie will' have chilly mornings and-.warnier'-af-i tcrnoons. The low reading day morning' was 23 degrees, with the low temperature day morning, expected 16 be in the middle' ;jOs. The high lerij- peralurei this, .ex- pected to be in Ihe upper 50s. There'is